From the "No Connection" Department:
Item: In the middle of a record heatwave, the 19 public pools in Indianapolis will close 1 August -- a month early!
Item: Huge raises for Deputy Mayors, office staff.
I believe Mayor Ballard is term-limited. (ETA: But it appears I'm wrong -- which means he's hurting his own chances. Maybe he's tired of the job?) While his Party might like to retain control of the office, he doesn't appear to be going out of his way to help. (And the worst part, the very worst? Sure, we can "vote the bums out" in outrage, but we're stuck with the raises! Heck, I'd just about let 'em stay if I could vote on their pay.)
Oh, and kids? Sorry. Stay in the shade and drink plenty of liquids, mmmmkay? And be sure to look both ways before talkin' to strangers!
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
2 days ago